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credit line. And we received a further credit line with a sustainability component of
250 million euros from an international consortium of banks.
We also acquired and integrated additional businesses in key areas in the reporting year.
In February, ECKART completed the acquisition of the TLS business with metal powders
for 3D printing. In May, ACTEGA acquired Henkel’s closure materials business, strengthening
its portfolio of PVC-free solutions in this area.
Our financial prowess enables us to make substantial investments and acquisitions even
in exceptional years such as 2021. But it is the people who make up ALTANA that are
decisive for our long-term success and our contribution to the sustainable development
of society. It is they who, with their personal commitment and dedication, develop the
company further and drive forward the many initiatives in our Group that contribute to
the urgently needed limiting of global warming. Sustainability therefore has many faces
at ALTANA in every respect. In the magazine section of this report, you can find out how
holistically we view the path to climate neutrality and which measures and people are
We would like to express our sincere thanks to our employees for their extraordinarily
high level of commitment and their personal contribution in the equally turbulent and
successful year 2021. Our thanks also go to our customers and business partners as well
as to the members of the Supervisory Board for their constructive support and their
trust in ALTANA’s work.
Martin Babilas Stefan Genten Dr. Christoph Schlünken